THE Iraqi port city of Basra, already prey to a nasty turf war between rival militia factions, has now been gripped by a scary rumour – giant badgers are stalking the streets by night, eating humans.
The animals were allegedly released into the area by British forces.
Local farmers have caught and killed several of the beasts, but this has done nothing to dispel the rumour.
Iraqi scientists have attempted to calm things down. However, the story has spread like wildfire in the streets of the city and the villages round about.
Here’s the culprit, the adorably-named Honey Badger:
It looks like something out of Wind in the Willows. Who knew the Iraqis were so easy to intimidate? Decades of dictatorship haven’t toughened them up a bit.